Bioinformatics is an exciting and challenging field which merges computer science and biosciences into a single discipline. In brief, it is the science of managing, analysing, and integrating biological data using advanced computing techniques, thus helping in the transformation of massive data sets into biomedical knowledge and understanding. Bioinformatics and computational biology are at the core of modern biomedical research and they enable fascinating future scenarios, such as personalized medicine.

Our MDP in Bioinformatics offers interdisciplinary knowledge of bioinformatics. The MSc graduates will be “bilingual” in terms of combined expertise in information technology and biosciences. You will learn to work together with associates from different countries and scientific backgrounds. Applicable prior studies for studying in our  MDP in Bioinformatics are BSc degrees in biosciences or information technology, or other BSc degrees which provide sufficient knowledge of at least one of the core fields.

The learning goals of the programme include acquiring a wide knowledge in the field of bioinformatics; good methodological skills; advanced knowledge in some specialized topic within the domain; an ability to solve independently problems related to challenging research questions; ability to search, combine, and critically evaluate information; presentation and argumentation skills, both oral and written; as well as an ability to engage in a constructive dialogue with related disciplines. In the end of your MSc studies you are expected to have an insight into actual research and development work as well as into the possibilities and limitations of bioinformatics methods in the application domain and in the society at large.

Program details

Academic level(s)Master
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity of Turku
Fields of study
Tagsbiologyinformation technologybioinformaticsbiomedicine
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